Tropical Avocado Salad

 I’m beyond pumped to get into some lighter recipes here on WGC and it all starts with this Tropical Avocado Salad!

Tropical Avocado Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

One of my favorite quick and easy and COLORFUL salads of all times. This Tropical Avocado Salad is perfect to usher in spring and get a healthy dose of fruits and veggies. Plus it’s loaded with avocado, and you know I’m on a constant quest to eat as much avocado as humanly possible on a regular basis. If there was a day that went back that I didn’t have an avocado in some way, shape or form, I’d be concerned. I don’t even know what that would look like!!!

So here’s todays daily dose of avo! It comes complete with thinly sliced mango, pomegranate seeds, arugula, a SUPER easy vinaigrette and some baby cucumbers. It’s crunchy and smooth at the same time with bursts of flavor and texture from the pomegranate seeds. You can’t go wrong!!

Tropical California Avocado Salad

Yield: serves 4

Tropical California Avocado Salad


  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 mango, seeded and cut
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl arrange the arugula, red onion, mango, pom seeds, avocado, and cucumber.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the freshly juiced orange juice and champagne vinegar. Slowly stream in the olive oil while whisking together to form an emulsion. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad and toss. Taste and add more dressing if needed being careful not to add too much.

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  1. This sounds like a delicious salad. You certainly are very busy creating all these flavors for us. This is going on the ‘to try’ list!

  2. This salad looks perfect – I’m going to include it in my 30 day make over plan – nothing dull or boring here with jalapeno and avocados – yum yum yum!

  3. I’ve been making this salad NON-STOP since I first tried it. It’s my new favorite and so perfect for summer. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. This looks sooo good! I love salads this time of year when it’s so hot! I think this would be great with grilled chicken too! {I’ll have to send my husband out in the 104 degree heat to man the grill!}

  5. It sounds like we have very similar views on healthy eating and yummy foods. I couldn’t agree more that simple, light and whole foods can and do taste much better than when slathered with sauces or dressings.

    This salad is right up my alley and I can’t wait to try it! Living in Phx. I feel ya about the heat. Cool, light dishes like this are perfect. I’m glad I came across your blog on TK and look forward to following!

  6. Terrific recipe, Gaby. I made it today and added some thinly sliced chicken breast to make it a main dish. I think this would be great with poached shrimp as well. Thanks!

  7. Just made this today! It was a delicious lunch for a 100 degree day in Chicago… cool and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Can’t wait to try this one. You are a salad wizard! I went to Scribe winery last weekend, thought of you fab and fun.

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